shortness of breath

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/30/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I am a personal trainer and I have a client who is 330 lbs. We have been training for a month now and at our last session she began to  suffer from shortness of breath and felt woozy. I ended the sessions and told her she needed to go get checked out. She went into the ER a couple days later and had tests run and they told her she didnt have a heart attack. So she left and exercised the next day and was ok. These symptoms come and go with her, shortness of breath...any ideas of what could be going on...she was training very well and making great progress. We are going to train tomorrow after a 5 day layoff...anything I should be looking for? or any ideas as to what it could be?

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/30/2007 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
The one thing that comes to my mind is this person is 330lbs and do they smoke or ever worked out like this before. Maybe just the stress from being overweight (and smoke if they do) and their body isnt used to it. Im not sure just a guess

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   Posted 1/30/2007 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
thats what i was thinking too....

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   Posted 1/30/2007 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
also she is on the verge of having to go on meds for type2 diabetes..but she does not smoke

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   Posted 2/3/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi jenkins,  first let me welcome you to healing well forum, we are happy to have you.  I just have to commend your client for working towards losing the weight.  It isnt easy I mother was overweight and had really bad knees (DJD) so she ended up having gastric bypass done then total knee replacements.  It is so difficult to exercise when you have multiple health problems such as that.
I too would also say that her shortness of breath would be from her weight.  It puts so much stress on the heart and lungs.  With you being a personal trainer I am sure you are well versed on this.
take care

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